The formal basis of modern architecture peter eisenman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers first published in 2006 and now rare and originally written as a dissertation in 1963 the formal basis of modern architecture is the acclaimed american architect peter eisenmans masterly formal analysis of architecture i wanted to write an analytic work that related what i had . In 1963 at the university of cambridge peter eisenman world famous for his holocaust memorial in berlin 2005 and respected and feared by his colleagues for his intellectual acuity and quick wittedness wrote a dissertation on the formal basis of modern architecture. The formal basis of modern architecture peter eisenman two contemporary english critics have put forward certain ideas on the theory of modern architecture by doing so they have raised between them the problem of form in architecture and provided the bases for taking it to a subsequent phase . 93 book review peter eisenman the formal basis of modern architecture arie graafland for quite a while peter eisenmans dissertation not a historical way critical in this case means lived the life of a mystery text many architectural of course that this book opposes the account of theorists knew about it but it was not . In the formal basis of modern architecture the internationally acclaimed us american architect peter eisenman world famous for his holocaust memorial in berlin 2005 confronts historicism with theory and the analysis of form whose distinguishing features he regards as the foundation of architectural composition
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